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Chelsea news live updates: Follow below for the latest from Stamford Bridge

Sunday December 10

Alvaro Morata illness

10:00: Alvaro Morata was reportedly suffering from a fever ahead of Chelsea’s game with West Ham.

Evening Standard reporter Simon Johnson tweeted: Still hearing #Morata had a fever this week and he certainly looked under the weather judging by his performance for #cfc today

Leon Bailey check

09:30: Chelsea reportedly scouted Bayer Leverkusen winger Leon Bailey on Friday night.

The Stamford Bridge outfit are keen admirers of the 20-year-old.

And according to the Daily Mail, a meeting was held with the player’s representatives to see if a move would be possible.

Barcelona and Liverpool, the report adds, are also tracking his progress.

Michy Batshuayi exit

09:00: Antonio Conte is on the hunt for a new striker as he will let Michy Batshuayi leave Chelsea on loan, reports claim.

Batshuayi has been marginalised by Conte this term at Chelsea and the majority have his appearances have come as a substitute.

The form of Alvaro Morata this season have also prevented Batshuayi from holding down a starting spot.

And now according to the Sun on Sunday, Conte will release the 24-year-old.

The report suggests Batshuayi will be loaned out, so as to improve his chances of making the World Cup.

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